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When on freaking earth do we not have window and door screens in this country?

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KerryMumbles Mon 29-Jun-09 14:14:58

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thisisyesterday Mon 29-Jun-09 14:16:57

you can buy them, just google

fluffyanimal Mon 29-Jun-09 14:17:33

Where are you? Are you not in UK, as you say UK 'as well'?

Google it. They can be bought in UK at least. I proved this once to an American friend who was always complaining that window screens weren't the norm. It's just a cultural thing that we don't tend to bother with them in the UK, but they are perfectly readily available.

KerryMumbles Mon 29-Jun-09 14:17:45

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KerryMumbles Mon 29-Jun-09 14:18:05

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paisleyleaf Mon 29-Jun-09 14:18:48

Lidl do great mosquito netting that comes with sticky-back velcro to put around your windows.

thisisyesterday Mon 29-Jun-09 14:19:38

i think we just don't have them as the norm becuase we'd use them for such a short time each year so it isn't really worth it

but yes, they are definitely easily available

KerryMumbles Mon 29-Jun-09 14:21:04

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MarshaBrady Mon 29-Jun-09 14:25:35

The flies are revolting I agree, but I still don't want to have screens or close the French doors <stubborn>.

Disgusting little creatures - eyes up bad big ol fly in room.

paisleyleaf Mon 29-Jun-09 20:35:20

and I've just this afternoon seen more of that netting with the velcro on the back of my SIL's betterware catalogue.......looked quite a bit more expensive though

moocowme Mon 29-Jun-09 21:40:06

we made our own in Australia

i have never understood why you don't have them in the UK.

auntilin Mon 29-Jun-09 21:45:58

Aldi have them cheapat mo

southeastastra Mon 29-Jun-09 21:47:18

just buy raid, one squirt and they're dead

GrapefruitMoon Wed 01-Jul-09 12:26:41

KM - my friend's mother had a door screen on her back door - also in Ireland (she had lived in the US for a long time!) Don't know where she got it from though - I would think she got someone local to make it for her (or she might have made it herself - she is quite handy at stuff like that)

Bonneville Wed 01-Jul-09 12:41:13

Weve got the Lidl stuff. Got all our windows open. Its great.

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